Lake Hartwell – Anderson County, South Carolina

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Lake Hartwell is man-made reservoir created by the Hartwell Dam on the Savannah River. At 56,000 acres, its 962 miles of shoreline cover portions of both South Carolina and Georgia.

Lake Hartwell at Singing Pines Park

David Martin of Laurens, 2007 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

In South Carolina, Lake Hartwell spans Oconee County, Pickens County, and Anderson County. The lake is a popular recreation spot for fishermen due to the many varieties of fish that swim in its smooth waters.

Singing Pines Park – Lake Hartwell

Many thanks to photographer David Martin for submitting this picture he took while visiting Singing Pines Park. David says that he was on the South Carolina side of Hartwell Dam, and that this is one of his “We where at Singing Pines Park, Lake Harwell (Starr section of Anderson County) on the South Carolina side of Hartwell Dam. This park is only about a quarter mile from the dam on Hwy 29 South. This is one of our favorite spots for sunsets. Evenings with a few clouds is all anyone need at this locations. This place is the best we have found for viewing awesome sunsets.”

Coneross Campground – Lake Hartwell

Coneross Campground is located along the Seneca River on the northern part of Lake Hartwell. It offers 105 camp sites, 12 of which are primitive. Campers at Coneross have access to a boat ramp and courtesy dock for fishing, swimming, or just taking in the lake view.

Coneross Campground

Daphne Singleton of Anderson, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Reflections on Lake Hartwell

SCIWAY visitor Perry Fields of Clemson wrote us to say that “when the heat finally subsides on Lake Hartwell, the mornings are cool and the lake usually has ‘magical’ fog on it. The contrast of the trees, and the softness of the light from the fog is particularly nice.”

Contributor Daphne Singleton shares a very special moment for her family that is a forever part of her Coneross Campground memories: “I took this photo of the sunset while camping at Conoross Campground with my grandson, Jake. The next morning my husband drove up to the campground with news that Emory University Hospital had called my daughter, Jake’s mom, for a pancreas transplant for which she had been on a waiting list for a match for some time. I left for Atlanta, and my husband and Jake broke camp. Now she’s doing great, but that’s a camping trip I will never forget.”

Lake Hartwell Info

Address: Singing Pines Recreation Area, Starr, SC 29684

Lake Hartwell Map

Lake Hartwell – Add Info and More Photos

The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of Lake Hartwell, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!

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One Comment about Lake Hartwell

Retta RobinsonNo Gravatar says:
August 23rd, 2010 at 8:58 am

Lake Hartwell is so peaceful, and this picture puts stress to sleep!


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